KS1 English Quiz - Young Animals (Questions)

Young animals have special names given to them. Calling them 'baby animals' or just 'babies' makes sense and will be understood, but this enjoyable picture quiz expands KS1 children’s vocabulary and introduces them to the names given to young animals. It will develop their English and literacy skills and enable them to add some colour and variety to their stories and writing.

We can group animals and people by age. If we talk about ‘children’, we know they are under twelve years old. There are lots of words to describe young animals and people.

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1. Which word does not refer to a young person?
[ ] children
[ ] babies
[ ] toddlers
[ ] lambs
2. What do we call a baby cat?
[ ] cat
[ ] kitten
[ ] puppy
[ ] chick
3. What do we call a baby cow?
[ ] cow
[ ] baby
[ ] calf
[ ] cub
4. What do we call a baby dog?
[ ] pug
[ ] puppy
[ ] doggy
[ ] diggy
5. What do we call a baby hen?
[ ] chick
[ ] cub
[ ] lamb
[ ] duckling
6. What do we call a baby tiger?
[ ] eaglet
[ ] kid
[ ] chick
[ ] cub
7. What do we call a baby bear?
[ ] bear
[ ] cub
[ ] lamb
[ ] puppy
8. What do we call a baby sheep?
[ ] sheeping
[ ] sheeps
[ ] lamb
[ ] cub
9. What do we call a baby deer?
[ ] doe
[ ] deer
[ ] bambi
[ ] fawn
10. What do we call a baby rabbit?
[ ] bunny
[ ] kitten
[ ] puppy
[ ] calf
KS1 English Quiz - Young Animals (Answers)
1. Which word does not refer to a young person?
[ ] children
[ ] babies
[ ] toddlers
[x] lambs
We could also say kids, boys and girls. When boys and girls grow up, we call them teens or women and men.
2. What do we call a baby cat?
[ ] cat
[x] kitten
[ ] puppy
[ ] chick
Kittens' eyes only begin to open after eight days.
3. What do we call a baby cow?
[ ] cow
[ ] baby
[x] calf
[ ] cub
If there is one, we say calf but if there are two, we say calves.
4. What do we call a baby dog?
[ ] pug
[x] puppy
[ ] doggy
[ ] diggy
Like kittens, it takes around nine days for them to open their eyes.
5. What do we call a baby hen?
[x] chick
[ ] cub
[ ] lamb
[ ] duckling
A chick can be used to describe any young bird that has been hatched from an egg. Although there are exceptions, like ducks who have baby ducklings - not chicks.
6. What do we call a baby tiger?
[ ] eaglet
[ ] kid
[ ] chick
[x] cub
Cubs leave their mothers when they are around two years old.
7. What do we call a baby bear?
[ ] bear
[x] cub
[ ] lamb
[ ] puppy
Like tiger cubs, bear cubs usually leave their mothers at around the age of two and have to look after themselves.
8. What do we call a baby sheep?
[ ] sheeping
[ ] sheeps
[x] lamb
[ ] cub
Sheep and lambs eat grass and like to stay in herds.
9. What do we call a baby deer?
[ ] doe
[ ] deer
[ ] bambi
[x] fawn
Bambi is the name of a popular story and Disney movie about a baby deer, or fawn.
10. What do we call a baby rabbit?
[ ] bunny
[x] kitten
[ ] puppy
[ ] calf
A bunny is actually considered to be a cute way to say rabbit - mainly used by children. A baby rabbit is called a kitten or kit.